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At the first sign of stroke, you need experts who can promptly diagnose and treat. The experienced neurologists at Mercy Downtown and Mercy Southwest provide coordinated response and specialized stroke services 24 hours a day.
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A stroke is the result of sudden loss of blood flow to the brain due to blood vessel blockage or clot burst. Loss of blood flow deprives the brain of oxygen and glucose (sugar), and causes rapid buildup of waste products that injure or kill brain cells. When brain cells are injured or die, the bodily functions they control such as speech or use of limbs are impaired or lost. Stroke can also affect your memory, ability to understand and emotions.
There are three types of stroke:
Many risk factors can be controlled or treated to reduce your chance of having a stroke:
As a Joint Commission certified primary stroke center: